1.07.2008

A little bit of this, a little bit of that!

Hello everybody! Happy 2008! I hope you had a wonderful New Year. Mine was pretty good. My evening was spent at Mickey Finns in Libertyville with a few of my friends. Overall, a good time. I stayed up until 3:35 in the morning, which is super crazy for me!

Well, since the last post not much has changed in the knitting. I did manage to finish my Bears socks: Here are the specs:

The Yarn: Knitting Like Crazy 'Twist Mania' sock yarn in the Superbowl Shuffle colorway
The Pattern: My own generic toe-up pattern that is in my head. I stopped these socks a little above the ankle because I would like enough yarn left over to knit a Bears iPod cozy. I definitely have more than enough to do that!
The Needles: Two 16-inch size 2 circulars
The Result: Well, all I am saying is that I knit these socks during the last two weeks of the Bears season and they won both games. They are magic winner socks!

Other than that, nothing else has been finished. Bird in Hand mitten number one is slightly longer than the last time I showed it to you. I knit a Baby Bib O' Love yesterday as I have some babies to knit for. On Saturday I had a nice chunk of time to knit, but instead I did this:
What's this?
Uh, could it be handspun yarn?? Why yes, yes it is! A couple months ago I bought some roving from Froggy Fibers and I got a drop spindle and thought I would give spinning a try. I gave up pretty quick, but Saturday when I tried again, it still didn't go well, but it went a little better than last time! I mean, that's probably 5-6 yards, but it's handspun yarn. Handspun yarn that took me an hour and a half to make! Oh well, that's what practice is for, right?

Sorry I don't have much to show off. I promise I will try to be a better knit blogger! :)

Here, look at some yarn I recently put on my Etsy site:

'Just Beachy':

'Sunset':
Well, that's pretty much all I got. This week is going to be another crazy one. Hopefully I will find sometime to knit. Have a good week! :)

Happy knitting.

P.S. I am still running my Blog Contest for a Cause! You can read the details here. And, you can now find my friend Mel on Ravelry. Her name is melaxid!

4 comments:

  1. Socks look great! You are really getting good at the hand dying, too.

    Is the drop spindle hard to work with? Your results look really fun and funky.

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  2. I like your magic Bears socks.

    Brave woman to start spinning. The temptation is getting very strong.

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  3. I LOVE your Bears socks. (Does that make me a traitor?) Can I call them Carroll socks instead? :)

    And, speaking of good eggs... look in the mirror :)

    Hope you are having a great week!

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  4. Da Bears.
    They seem a bit white though...do you think they'll all knit up like that?

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